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CurtisJ
11-11-2008, 06:47 PM
You guys will probably have a lot to say about this article:
Les Gonda's MGB GT V8 - Currently the Fastest MG in North American Roadracing (https://www.britishv8.org/MG/LesGonda.htm)
(71 photos... and this is just one of the 47 articles in the new edition of "BritishV8"!)

Humiliating Porsche drivers at Road America:
https://www.britishv8.org/MG/LesGonda/LesGonda-Banner.jpg

Four Weber 48DCOE two-barrel, side-draft carburetors:
https://www.britishv8.org/MG/LesGonda/LesGonda-BA.jpg

Cowl induction:
https://www.britishv8.org/MG/LesGonda/LesGonda-EB.jpg

An MGB with extra elbow room:
https://www.britishv8.org/MG/LesGonda/LesGonda-DA.jpg

Monkeywrench
11-11-2008, 07:43 PM
I've seen this car quite a few times and it is always fast.

All of the top SVRA cars are of the same caliber. Don't let the "vintage" in vintage racing fool you, it is serious racing, especially at the big festival events. The guys running upfront are former SCCA and IMSA hot shoes and the cars are prepped to match (within SVRA rules of course). There are plenty of other drivers who spent their driving careers in vintage and could easily run up front in an SCCA race as well.

You can see what I mean here..
https://vimeo.com/1391973

It starts to really get good at around the 11 minute mark until the end.